Bryce Harper / Chicago Cubs / Cleveland Indians / Corey Kluber / Los Angeles Dodgers / Philadelphia Phillies / San Diego Padres / Scott Boras / Washington Nationals

NL Notes: Kluber, Padres, Dodgers, Harper, Nats, Cubs, Boras/Phils

Posted On: Jan 12, 2019   |   Posted By: MLB Trade Rumors

The Padres persist in their dogged pursuit of Indians ace Corey Kluber , per MLB.com's JP Morosi , who notes that the club would prefer to hold on to each of its top five prospects. The Tribe reportedly “have interest” in lefty Adrian Morejon , who, despite his status as a consensus top 50-75 prospect, wouldn't fall into the aforementioned category in a loaded Padre farm. Still, it's tough to see a deal consummated without one of those players; Cleveland, after all, has been widely reported to be seeking a Chris Sale -esque return for Kluber, and wouldn't likely settle for even high-grade chaff. If the club is still interested in dealing the 32-year-old ace, the Padres would be seem a perfect fit: the club is loaded not only with blue-chip prospects, but also sport a glut of young, if underperforming, outfielders at every position. Morosi lists Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe as options, though the Tribe may also have its eyes on Franmil Reyes and Franchy Cordero , in addition to the richly-paid Wil Myers...

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